New Zealand 27 May: Ficino School - Kowhai Intermediate School

Central Auckland Schools and a run up Mt Eden

Ficino School principal, Peter Crompton ready to run with the Ficino Children's running club at 7am.

Run up Mt Eden starting at Ficino School

Nearly at the top of Mt Eden With Auckland City in the background.

Ficino School running club carry the Peace Torch to the top of Mt Eden.

Ficino School running club celebrating the Peace Run on top of Mt Eden.

A quick run down Mt Eden and back to school for breakfast for all the runners.

Principal Peter Crompton shares a prayer before breakfast.

Peace runner Vera enjoys breakfast with the runners.

Ficino teacher, Clare Watkins receives the "Torch-Bearer Award" from the Peace runners for her inspiration and dedication to the school's running club.

Peace runners head to their next school.

Peace Runners arrive at Kowhai Intermediate School.

A large number of Kowhai Intermediate School pupils turnout to run with the Peace Run team.

The Kowhai pupils lead the way.

Passing the torch to each other.

The Kowhai students sang a beautiful song to welcome the peace runners and gathered in the school hall to hear the Peace Run message.

Peace runners offered art work with a message of peace to Kowhai Intermediate School.

Each student then had the opportunity to hold the Peace Torch and make a wish for peace.

A very big 'thank you' to teacher, Milly Morice for organising the Peace Run at Kowhai Intermediate School.

Peace is joy!